Medtronic’s New Screw for Medtronic’s CD HORIZON® SOLERA® Spinal System Offers Enhanced Positioning

SAS in situ in lumbar constructMedtronic, Inc. has announced the global market introduction of the CD HORIZON® SOLERA® Spinal System Sagittal Adjusting Screw (SAS) which may be used in the surgical correction of complex spinal pathologies.

The worldwide launch of the Sagittal Adjusting Screw coincides with the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) being held this week in Vancouver, Canada.


The CD HORIZON® SOLERA® Spinal System is Medtronic’s fifth-generation spinal fusion system and is cleared to treat patients with degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, fracture, dislocation, failed previous fusions, tumors and, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The system accommodates multiple rod material options and gives surgeons and hospitals an array of choices to treat a diverse set of spinal conditions.

The SAS features a fixed head made of cobalt chrome that contains a sliding saddle. This engineering concept gives vertebral body control with accommodation of rod seating, allowing surgeons the ability to position the SAS in the natural kyphotic and lordotic curves of the spine.

Company comments

“The Sagittal Adjusting Screw is another key element in enhancing the capability of our CD HORIZON® SOLERA® pedicle fixation system,” said Doug King, Medtronic senior vice president and president of Medtronic Spinal. “It brings new innovation to the market and extends our industry-leading portfolio of spinal therapies.”

Source: Medtronic, Inc.